Summary: This book provides the most comprehensive information available about group dynamics and working with people in a variety of treatment and task-oriented groups. The reader receives a thorough grounding in how to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, in settings that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help the reader build a so
lid knowledge base about groups. For anyone in group organizations and/or in social work.
Summary: This book provides the most comprehensive information available about group dynamics and working with people in a variety of treatment and task-oriented groups. The reader receives a thorough grounding in how to work with either treatment (ongoing) or task (special focus) groups, in settings that vary from treatment to organizational and community settings. Chapters on the history of groups, group dynamics, group leadership, and diversity help the reader build a solid knowledge base about groups. For anyone in group organizations and/or in social work. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 09 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Year Published: 2009 International: No
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Table of Contents Pt. I The knowledge base of group work practice 1 Ch. 1 Introduction 3 Ch. 2 Historical developments 44 Ch. 3 Understanding group dynamics 64 Ch. 4 Leadership 92 Ch. 5 Leadership and diversity 128 Pt. II The planning stage 151 Ch. 6 Planning the group 153 Pt. III The beginning stage 189 Ch. 7 The group begins 191 Ch. 8 Assessment 219 Pt. IV The middle stage 255 Ch. 9 Treatment groups : foundation methods 257 Ch. 10 Treatment groups : specialized methods 284 Ch. 11 Task groups : foundation methods 320 Ch. 12 Task groups : specialized methods 352 Pt. V The ending stage 387 Ch. 13 Evaluation 389 Ch. 14 Ending the group's work 417 Ch. 15 Case examples 439 App. A1: Guidelines for ethics 467 App. A2: Ethical guidelines for group counselors 471 App. A3: Standards for social work practice with groups 473 App. B: Films and videotapes 479 App. C: Group announcements 482 App. D: Outline for a group proposal 484 App. E: An example of a treatment group proposal 485 App. F: An example of a task group proposal 487 App. G: Suggested readings on program activities 489 Bibliography 493 Name index 531 Subject index 540
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